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Arrived in NYC today, but unfortunately I did not have the chance to ride the A today, missing the final R40 Slant if it was out.

I did ride a NYCT NG for the first time though, on the M16, and it was quite smooth. NGs are becoming more and more prevalent in Manhattan now.

The last slant was out today (see attachment below; photo is just after 6:20 PM).

There are almost 450 O7 NGs in service for the MTA (the 100 CNGs at Long Island Bus, 20 hybrids at MTA Bus, and about 320 hybrids at New York City Transit).

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The 41.5 years of revenue service of the R40 Slants came to an end yesterday night at 9:30 at Far Rockaway. The MTA was giving out brochures about the R40 slants too.

I missed the brochures; the shot above and a video were all I got.

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I wonder if someone from Saskatchewan came to NY to photograph buses, it would make the Times?

Bus buffs roll through P.A.

By Jason Warick, Saskatchewan News Network; Canwest News ServiceJune 25, 2009

With a passion to match any sports fan, music groupie or aficionado of the Star Trek franchise, two men from New York City made a recent pilgrimage to Prince Albert.

Andrew Grahl and Raymond Mercado are self-described "transit enthusiasts." They spent a day last week riding and photographing city buses in Prince Albert. The specific objects of their desire were the pair of 45-passenger, limited edition, 1997 RTS Nova buses.

Now back in his Manhattan office, where he works as a New York City Transit bus scheduler, Grahl said they enjoyed their time in Saskatchewan. PA was selected after conducting thorough research and chatting with other enthusiasts.

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The cushioned seating was part of the New Jersey specs as some of those VIs were originally for them.

Only a few of the Orion VIs have the cushioned seating. The rest were built to NYCTA specifications and have the standard seating as found on other buses.

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Only a few of the Orion VIs have the cushioned seating. The rest were built to NYCTA specifications and have the standard seating as found on other buses.

Oh yes that's right.

Looks like both versions are there in Thunder Bay.

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Arrived in NYC two hours ago. So far I've seen lots of RTS, VII and NGs, and some Vs. Also lots of Megabus and Boltbus around Penn Station. Will post photo in the future :lol:

Regarding the O7 NGs, about 380-390 of the 850 are in now. To get every model, you may need 3 or 4 days in all (if you are lucky enough, you may see a New Flyer Viking on the X51 route).

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Regarding the O7 NGs, about 380-390 of the 850 are in now. To get every model, you may need 3 or 4 days in all (if you are lucky enough, you may see a New Flyer Viking on the X51 route).

Ah, aren't those gone??

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Regarding the O7 NGs, about 380-390 of the 850 are in now. To get every model, you may need 3 or 4 days in all (if you are lucky enough, you may see a New Flyer Viking on the X51 route).

I saw Viking 996 on 57th Street on monday at around 4:30 PM. I'm not sure if it will be there everyday, however there is a good chance since alot of express buses are assigned to the same run every day.

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They just have the one left, right?

:lol: That's the same question I want to ask and IIRC, I thought it was 998 that was still around.

I saw Viking 996 on 57th Street on monday at around 4:30 PM. I'm not sure if it will be there everyday, however there is a good chance since alot of express buses are assigned to the same run every day.

Wait---so all three Vikings are STILL hanging in there? If not, is this coach the only one left?

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I remember them being put up for auction but I guess no one bid? I'll look up the document I have when I get a chance at home, but I'm sure they are also on this board somewhere if someone wants to do some deep digging. :lol:

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12/21/2007

SEAT TYPE: HARD LENGTH: 45 FOOT WEIGHT: 40,700

BUS # YEAR MILEAGE VIN # TIRE LEASE

VALUE OFFER TOTAL

996 1999 70,720 5FYD2WT0XXU020446 $1,471.53 $ $

997 1999 64,778 5FYD2WT01XU020447 $2,009.61 $ $

998 1999 64,803 5FYD2WT03XU020448 $1,827.30 $ $

TRANSMISSION TYPE: ALLISON B500R ENGINE TYPE: DDC SERIES 60

NYC TRANSIT

SURPLUS MATERIAL SALES

MS07598

SPECIAL - FOR IMMEDIATE SALE

USED BUSES - NEW FLYER VIKING - LOW MILEAGE

■ Tire lease value is provided for each bus and will be added to the amount offered.

■ Tire purchase is not optional.

■ All sold buses must be paid in full before removal and all buses must be removed within 5 days of purchase.

■ The total selling price will include the cost of the tire lease value.

■ Prospective buyers may offer on any quantity.

■ Multiple offers will be considered, with preference given to the highest offer per bus.

■ Each bus is equipped with leased tires which must be purchased by the buyer.

■ Offers should not include the cost of tire lease value.

Maybe I should have bid $20. :blink:

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I am not sure if this has been posted yet---but on July 25/6, there will be a Bus Roadeo at Floyd Bennett Field for the MTA (NYC Bus, LI Bus, and MTA Bus).

I shall be there.

I'm hoping the DesignLine bus makes an appearance at the roadeo (similar to how 3800 showed up last year).

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I shall be there.

I'm hoping the DesignLine bus makes an appearance at the roadeo (similar to how 3800 showed up last year).

Me too; I hope it has a number. Also, it turns out that 3800 was indeed a demo bus that ran in 2007 at Baisley Park as 1295. (Demo bus 1294 was a TTC bus on loan to the MTA.)

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